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Scophthalmus maximus
Scientific classification

Turbot is a large flatfish. It is a demersal fish which lives in marine or brackish waters. It is found in the North Atlantic, Baltic Sea and the Mediterranean Sea.

Turbot are fished for food, and have a delicate flavour. They are farmed in a number of countries, and are quite expensive in restaurants.

When caught, professional fishermen often make small cuts through the bone near the tailfin. This lets the blood out and keeps the meat white. Storing the Turbot upside down also helps in keeping the underside of the fish white.

Other Languages
العربية: طربوت عملاق
български: Калкан
brezhoneg: Turbodenn
čeština: Pakambala velká
Cymraeg: Torbwt
dansk: Pighvar
Deutsch: Steinbutt
Ελληνικά: Καλκάνι
English: Turbot
Esperanto: Turboto
فارسی: سپرماهی
Gaeilge: Turbard
galego: Rodaballo
Ido: Turboto
Bahasa Indonesia: Ikan turbot
íslenska: Sandhverfa
italiano: Psetta maxima
Lëtzebuergesch: Turbot
lietuvių: Paprastasis otas
Nederlands: Tarbot
日本語: イシビラメ
norsk: Piggvar
polski: Skarp
português: Psetta maxima
русский: Тюрбо
svenska: Piggvar
українська: Калкан великий
Tiếng Việt: Scophthalmus maximus
West-Vlams: Terrebut
中文: 大菱鮃